Dress Rehearsal

 Join us during our 5th Anniversary Season!

What are you waiting for? Join now!

Are you ready to have something special back in your life? Our amazing 5th Anniversary Season is exactly what you may be looking for!

  • Join a group of people who truly enjoy spending time with each other.

  • Join a Community who cares and supports one another.

  • Be fulfilled with incredible music-making.


You can experience all of this by participating in Rise Up Chorus!

We have a Youth Chorus (for students in grades 3 -8) and an Adult Chorus (for adults and students in grades 9-12). We rehearse on Friday evenings in the Auditorium at St. Luke's in Metuchen (17 Oak Ave., Metuchen, NJ 08840).

  • Our Youth Chorus rehearses from 5:00 - 6:30pm, and it is directed by Helen Kernizan and accompanied by collaborative musician Florence Simons.

  • Our Adult Chorus rehearses from 7:00 - 8:45pm, and it is directed by Matthew J. LaPine (our Founder & Artistic Director) and is accompanied by collaborative musician James Lubrano.


Throughout the season, you'll grow in musicianship, develop your vocal technique, learn rewarding music, and perform with a Community of people who care about you for who you are. As always, no auditions are necessary to join Rise Up Chorus. There is no tuition. No membership fees. Rise Up Chorus is completely sustained by the gifts of generous donors, members, and grants that allow us to offer you this incredible experience and education.

For the start of this season, we are requiring that all in-person adult participants (singers, directors, collaborative musicians, and volunteers) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination. Since the vaccine is not yet available to all age groups who participate in the Youth Chorus (students in grades 3 - 8), all Youth Chorus singers do not currently need to show proof of vaccination. If you are not fully vaccinated, you are welcome to still join Rise Up Chorus and participate virtually. All rehearsals will be live-streamed and recorded throughout this season.

Open your heart, clear your mind, and sing with us! 

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New members are ALWAYS welcome!


Send us your name and e-mail address so that we can connect with you. Don't worry -- there are NO auditions for Rise Up Chorus; there is a place for everyone in our organization, no matter what. Rehearsals for our 5th Anniversary Season begin on Friday, September 10, 2021!